Exam Primer

1. Regulations and Policies
  • Authority and Regulations
  • Licence
  • License Penalties
  • Certificate
  • Operation, Repair
  • Content Restrictions
  • Operating Restrictions
  • Interference
  • Emergencies
  • Non-remuneration, Privacy
  • Call Signs
  • Other Countries
  • Frequency Bands
  • Power Allowed
  • unmodulated carriers, retransmission
  • amplitude modulation, frequency stability, me
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Exams
  • Antenna Structures
  • RF Field Strength
  • Resolving Complaints
  • 2. Operating and Procedures
  • VHF/UHF Repeaters - Voice
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Voice Operating Procedures
  • tuning, testing and dummy loads
  • Morse Code (CW) procedures
  • RST signal reporting, S meter
  • Q Signals
  • Emergency Operating Procedures
  • Record Keeping, Antenna Orientation and Maps
  • 3. Station Assembly, Practice and Safety
  • Layout of HF Stations
  • Layout of FM Transmitters
  • Layout of FM Receivers
  • Layout of CW Transmitters
  • Layout of SSB/CW receivers
  • Layout of SSB Transmitters
  • Layout of Digital Systems
  • Layout of Regulated Power Supplies
  • Layout of Yagi-Uda Antennas
  • Receiver Fundamentals
  • Transmitter, carrier, keying, AM
  • Carrier Suppression, SSB
  • Frequency and Phase Modulation
  • Station Accessories
  • Digital Modes
  • Batteries
  • Power Supplies
  • Electrical Safety
  • Antenna and Tower Safety
  • RF Exposure Safety
  • 4. Circuit Components
  • Amplifier Fundamentals
  • Diodes
  • Bipolar Transistors
  • Field-effect Transistors
  • Tiode Vacuum Tubes
  • Resister Color Codes
  • 5. Basic Electronics and Theory
  • Metric Prefixes
  • Basic Concepts
  • Circuits
  • Ohm's law
  • Series and Parallel Resistors
  • Power law, Resister Power Disipation
  • AC and frequency
  • Ratios, Logarithms and Decibels
  • Inductance and Capacitance
  • Reactance and Impedance
  • Magnetica and Transformers
  • Resonance and Tuned Circuits
  • Meters and Measurements
  • 6. Feedlines and Antenna Systems
  • Impedance and Feedlines
  • Balanced and Unbalanced feedlines
  • Feedlines and Connectors
  • Line Losses
  • Standing Wave Ratio
  • Impedance Matching
  • Isotropic Sources, Polarization
  • Wavelength vs Physical Length
  • Antenna Radiation Patterns
  • Vertical Antennas
  • Yagi Antennas
  • Wire Antennas
  • Quad/loop Antennas
  • 7. Radio Wave Propagation
  • Propogation Types
  • Ionospheric Regions
  • Hops and Skips
  • Ionosphere Issues
  • Solar Activity
  • MF and HF and Skywaves
  • VHF and UHF, Sporadic-E, Aurira, Ducting
  • Scatter - HF, VHF, UHF
  • 8. Interference and Suppression
  • Front-end overload
  • Audio Rectification, Bypass Capacitors, Ferri
  • Intermodulation, Spurious, Key-clicks
  • Harmonics, Splatter, Transmitter Adjustments
  • Filters
  • 1.7 Operating Restrictions


    Where may the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate operate an amateur radio station in Canada?
    anywhere in Canada
    anywhere in Canada during times of emergency
    only at the address shown o Industry Canada records
    anywhere in your call sign prefix area

    Which type of station may transmit oneway communications?
    Beacon station
    Repeater station
    HF station
    VHF station

    Amateur radio operators may install or operate radio apparatus:
    at any location in Canada
    only at the address which is on record at Industry Canada
    at the address which is on record at Industry Canada and at one other location
    at the address which is on record at Industry Canada and in two mobiles

    In order to install any radio apparatus, to be used specifically for receiving and automatically retransmitting radiotelephone communications within the same frequency band, a radio amateur must hold an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate, with a minimum of these qualifications:
    Basic and 12 w.p.m. Morse qualifications
    Basic and Advanced qualifications
    Basic Qualification
    Basic and 5 w.p.m. Morse qualifications

    In order to install any radio apparatus, to be used specifically for an amateur radio club station, the radio amateur must hold an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate, with a minimum of the following qualifications:
    Basic and Advanced
    Basic, Advanced and 5 w.p.m.
    Basic, Advanced, and 12 w.p.m.

    In order to install or operate a transmitter or RF amplifier that is not commercially manufactured for use in the amateur service, a radio amateur must hold an Amateur Operator's Certificate, with a minimum of which qualifications?
    Basic, Advanced and 12 w.p.m.
    Basic, and 12 w.p.m.
    Basic, Advanced and 5 w.p.m.
    Basic and Advanced

    Who is responsible for the proper operation of an amateur station?
    Only the station owner who is the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate
    Both the control operator and the station licensee
    The person who owns the station equipment
    Only the control operator

    If you transmit from another amateur's station, who is responsible for its proper operation?
    You, the control operator
    Both of you
    The station owner, unless the station records show that you were the control operator at the time
    The station owner

    What is your responsibility as a station owner?
    You must allow another amateur to operate your station upon request
    You must be present whenever the station is operated
    You must notify Industry Canada if another amateur acts as the control operator
    You are responsible for the proper operation of the station in accordance with the regulations

    Who may be the control operator of an amateur station?
    Any person over 21 years of age with a Basic Qualification
    Any qualified amateur chosen by the station owner
    Any person over 21 years of age with Basic and 12 w.p.m. qualifications
    Any person over 21 years of age

    When must an amateur station have a control operator?
    A control operator is not needed
    Whenever the station receiver is operated
    Whenever the station is transmitting
    Only when training another amateur

    When a station is transmitting, where must its control operator be?
    Anywhere in the same building as the transmitter
    At the station's entrance, to control entry to the room
    Anywhere within 50 km of the station location
    At the station's control point

    Why can't family members without qualifications transmit using your amateur station if they are alone with your equipment?
    They must not use your equipment without your permission
    They must first know how to use the right abbreviations and Q signals
    They must first know the right frequencies and emissions for transmitting
    They must hold suitable amateur radio qualifications before they are allowed to be control operators

    The owner of an amateur station may:
    permit anyone to take part in communications only if prior written permission is received from Industry Canada
    permit anyone to use the station without restrictions
    permit any person to operate the station under the supervision and in the presence of the holder of the amateur operator certificate
    permit anyone to use the station and take part in communications

    Which of the following statements is Correct?
    A person, holding only Basic Qualification, may operate another station on 14.2 MHz
    radio amateur may permit any person to operate the station without supervision
    Any person may operate an amateur station under supervision, and in the presence of, a person holding appropriate qualifications
    Any person may operate a station in the amateur radio service